Commits Corner: Parker Guthrie
By Daniel Tice, Core Staff

This fall, senior Parker Guthrie announced his commitment to play Division III baseball at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Lacrosse travels to Memphis, Tenn. for first tournament of the year
By Daniel Tice and Henry Serafin, Core Staff, reporter

Rather than spending time on a beach in Florida, an immersion trip in Asia, or a band trip to Italy, the St. Louis U. High Lacrosse team (2-2) took their fleet of vans and trekked down Highway 55 to Memphis, Tenn. to face off against their toughest competition of the season yet: Briercrest (5-1) and Memphis University School (7-2). SLUH was coming into the weekend with optimism to shock the St. Louis lacrosse world by beating MUS for the first time in program history. Unfortunately, the Memphis teams proved too much for the Jr. Bills to handle as Briercrest beat the Laxbills 9-3 while a second half rout gave MUS a 14-2 win. 

Lacrosse pummels Priory after going undefeated in Jamboree
Daniel Tice and Henry Serafin, Core Staff, reporter

MICDS has won 8 straight state championships. The Saint Louis U. High lacrosse team (1-0) has one main goal this season, and it’s quite simple: Beat MICDS. Their first stop on the long journey ahead was a battle with the Priory Ravens (0-1) in the season opener. SLUH worked through some first game mistakes and took home a 13-7 victory. 

Rugby's nervous plays and turnovers prove costly in Lindenwood Tournament
Luke Duffy

The St. Louis U. High Rugby team traveled to Lindenwood University last weekend for their annual regional tournament, where the team competed against two top teams from the Kansas City area: St. Thomas Aquinas (23rd nationally ranked school) and the Kansas City Jr. Blues (25th nationally ranked club). SLUH’s nervous play and struggles with turnovers lost them both contests,  27-5 to the Jr. Blues and 10-5 to Aquinas.

Basketball narrowly edged out by Chaminade in District Semifinals
Daniel Tice and Zach Ortwerth, Core Staff, reporter

The St. Louis U. High basketball team (16-11) had its season come to an end at the hands of the Chaminade Red Devils (20-8) in the District Semifinals on Friday. Zach Ortwerth led all scorers with 13 points in the defensive slugfest, and Chaminade emerged victorious in a tight 45-43 game.

Racquetball secures 12th straight national championship
Vincent Weinbauer and Charlie Gray, Core Staff, reporter

The St. Louis U. High Racquetball team traveled to Portland, Ore. last weekend to compete for their 16th overall and 12th consecutive National Championship. SLUH brought 28 players, but after a loss at state, Nationals would be an uphill battle against Kirkwood’s team of 41. Would SLUH have enough skill to continue their Nationals win streak, even in the face of a larger team?

Hockey falls in OT to De Smet in Challenge Cup Final
Austin Wald and Ben Croat, Sports Editors

St. Louis U. High’s hockey season came down to one game last Friday, as the Jr. Bills took on De Smet Jesuit in the Challenge Cup Final for the second year in a row. In an agonizing and gritty contest, the Jr. Bills were unable to best the Spartans, who took a 2-1 win in sudden-death overtime despite a last-minute SLUH equalizer.

Run It Back | Hockey shuts out Pioneers to advance to finals for 2nd year in a row
Austin Wald and Ben Croat, Sports Editors

The only thing standing between the St. Louis U. High hockey team and the Challenge Cup Final was Kirkwood High School’s Pioneers. Last Friday night, the Jr. Bills relegated Kirkwood to the losers bracket in a 3-0 shutout to advance to the Challenge Cup final for a shot at claiming the championship for the second consecutive year.

Basketball breezes through Pattonville in first district round
Daniel Tice and Zach Ortwerth, Core Staff, reporter

While most of the sports attention this past week has been on the hockey team—who play in the state championship tonight—the Saint Louis U. High basketball team (16-10) has been making its own headways in the District Tournament. SLUH dominated Pattonville (7-18) on Wednesday night, and will face off against Chaminade (19-8) in the District Semifinals tonight at 5:30. 

Commit’s Corner: Guthrie heads to Wash U for Baseball
Daniel Tice, Core Staff

This fall, senior Parker Guthrie announced his commitment to play Division III baseball at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Guthrie is a three-year varsity letterman and has been playing since before he was in kindergarten. But he hasn’t always had love for the game. 

Rifle wins State Championship, Freshmen set school record
Nicholas Bull, reporter

The St. Louis U. High varsity and freshman rifle teams have dominated at local and state competitions over the past two weeks. Rifle qualified five teams for regionals, and last Saturday, Varsity Blue defeated the defending State Champion, Ozark High School, to earn this year’s title.

Rugby gains valuable experience and first win in unconventional opening match against Lindbergh
Ben Croat, Sports Editor

Last year's ending for the St. Louis U. High Rugbybills was one to be remembered. After a rollercoaster year, the team pulled it together in the final weekend to win the third state title in program history, this one over their cross-state rivals, the KC Jr. Blues. With an intense gauntlet ahead of them for this season, the Jr. Bills played well in their opening match against Lindbergh, winning 28-21.

Athlete Conversation of the Week: Dean Lyon
By Vincent Weinbauer, Core Staff

Core Staff member Vincent Weinbauer sits down with junior Dean Lyon, leading varsity hockey with twelve goals, to discuss his recent rise to the varsity squad and sudden shoulder injury.

Racquetball suffers second season loss to Kirkwood in final match
Charlie Gray, reporter

Coming off a great team match against Parkway West, the St. Louis University High School varsity racquetball team faced off against Kirkwood. Earlier in the season, the Jr. Bills lost their first team match in five years to the Pioneers, but they were hopeful going into this match.  In preparation for state, winning this match would give the team the best shot to be the No. 1 seed for the tournament. But Kirkwood spoiled the Jr. Bills’ hopes with a 4-3 win over the Jr. Billikens.

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